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Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is on pace to exceed the record-setting 101 million passengers it served last year, when it became the first airport in the world to pass the 100 million mark.  

Airport officials say during the first half of 2016, about 51.3 million people passed through Hartsfield-Jackson, a nearly 4.5 percent increase over the same time last year. The number of flights is also up about 3.5 percent compared to the first six months of last year.

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More than 1 million Georgians will be heading out of town this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA.

Some of them will spend at least a few hours at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. And even with the new technological updates at the airport that debuted this week, there likely will still be long lines.

“When weather is favorable like it’s expected here in the Southeast, it’s perfect ingredients for a nice long weekend, but a busy weekend,” AAA spokesman Garrett Townsend said.

In this Thursday, March 10, 2016, file photo, passengers are reflected in glass as they line up to go through a security checkpoint under the atrium of the domestic passenger terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta.
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Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport want travelers to show up three hours ahead of their flights amid long lines at security.

Last week, Hartsfield-Jackson closed the south checkpoint in the domestic terminal, knocking out four of the airport's 28 security lines.

At points over the Mother’s Day weekend and Monday morning, security wait times peaked at more than an hour for travelers, with lines that stretched to the baggage claim area.

In this Aug. 3, 2011, file photo, airline passengers retrieve their scanned belongings while going through the Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta.
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Transportation Security Administration officials say they'll work to cut down wait times at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, about a month after the airport manager threatened to privatize security.

TSA Administrator Peter Neffinger met with airport officials Monday, pledging to put in fixes before the busy summer season.

TSA regional spokesman Mark Howell said Tuesday that changes include increasing overtime, bringing in more security dogs and speeding up training for new hires.

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